While Thanksgiving might be the food holiday of the year, there’s no doubt that Christmas can be just as much work. With cookie swaps, Christmas Eve appetizers, Christmas morning brunch, a fabulous dinner and all the occasions in between, there are a lot of moving parts. And you don’t want to forget a single thing!
That’s where we come in. We’ve got a list (and we’ve checked it twice!) to help you cook up the perfect Christmas.
To build this Christmas shopping list, we compiled all the basic ingredients you need to host your best-ever holiday, from brunch to dessert. Of course, you’ll want to jot down a few of those extra ingredients that make your Christmas recipes uniquely yours, too!
- Butter (and plenty of it!)
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Shredded cheese
- Bacon or sausage (or both!)
- Coffee—try the new blend from Taste of Home for free!
- Ham—here’s how to pick the right one for your dinner
- Brown sugar
- Whole cloves
- Milk, cream or yogurt
- Lettuce (or other greens)
- Citrus fruit
- Whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
Don’t forget to add all your family favorite ingredients to this list! Now, get that shopping done and enjoy a few Hallmark movies before company comes.